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Class of 2023 Boys Showcase Their Work at Top Designs

Great Creativity in Systems Engineering

Congratulations to Jeremy Gray and Clancy Wilson of Scotch’s Class of 2023, who have been selected to exhibit their VCE Systems Engineering works in Top Designs 2024 at the Melbourne Museum.

Each year as part of Top Designs, VCAA showcases a small range of works from various VCE Unit 3/4 subjects. 

Clancy’s School-assessed Task (SAT) project, titled ‘Automated Truck Unloader’ is a system for automatically loading and unloading trucks at a warehouse. The final working prototype was manufactured from 3D-printed parts. The programmed prototype navigated around a test area to demonstrate the ability to move a pallet from storage to a place where it could be loaded onto a truck, and the ability for a pallet to be unloaded from a truck and moved to a storage area.

Clancy is studying Engineering at Monash University, with the aim of a career in engineering primarily around Robotics.

Jeremy’s project is titled ‘Magnus Effect Wind Turbine’. As part of the SAT component, Jeremy created a prototype of a wind turbine which used the Magnus effect instead of traditional airfoils. Jeremy enjoyed researching the technology involved and the potential applications to residential settings.

This year Jeremy is studying for a Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne majoring in Mechanical Engineering Systems. He hopes to have a career in mechanical engineering, particularly in the field of transport.

Top Designs is an annual exhibition coordinated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in partnership with Museums Victoria, showcasing outstanding design works made by VCE and VCE VET students from schools across the state. This year, only 92 works were selected for the exhibition from more than 1000 applications.

Selected works exemplify the innovation, skill and creativity that can be achieved within the Victorian Curriculum.

Top Designs is running from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 14 July at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton.

Julia Morrison
Head of Design and Technology

Top Designs photos credit: Nicole Cleary, courtesy of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

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